When Julie Andrews Met The Real Maria Von Trapp, She Received One Criticism About Her Acting

One of Julie Andrews’ most memorable roles was as Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. However, while her portrayal of the free-spirited governess won her countless fans, the real von Trapp had one criticism about her acting. And she told her it straight on prime time television.

Andrews had grown up around entertainers. As a child during World War II, Barbara Wells, her mother, and Ted Andrews, her stepfather, entertained British troops for a living. They both later found work as stage actors. And, as their career progressed, they paid for their daughter to take singing and dramatic arts lessons.

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